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Success (and failure)
Friday, February 01, 2013      2 comments

So the good news is that I made it to the YMCA yesterday. I swam for an hour with the kids. And then, despite feeling like Jello, I worked out. The plan had been to work out first but we were running slow yesterday. So, despite feeling way to... Read more
Hit a new (tiny ) goal
Tuesday, January 29, 2013      4 comments

The elliptical is not my favorite piece of equipment. The first time I used it last fall I could only do 3 minutes. 3 minutes of moving my 300 pound body up and down was way more brutal than the recumbent bike. Sweat drenching, red in the fac... Read more
A lot bigger then weight loss....
Tuesday, August 30, 2011      1 comments

I have a lot on my mind as of late. I have been a busy girl, working out at the YMCA. Who knew that I could do 45 minutes of exercise? Not me. What' s more, I think I actually LOVE the treadmill. Strange days indeed. I feel like I am ... Read more
elevator....I think not!
Monday, July 18, 2011      1 comments

I have a bum knee. When I walk up or down stairs I hear crunching in my knee and neck. The knee crunching started even before I was considered overweight. Being obese has of course made it worse. The crunching I feel in my neck when I bend m... Read more
what a difference a day makes...
Friday, July 08, 2011      1 comments

Yesterday the heat kicked my butt. I was feeling totally discouraged. This morning is so-much-better. Yay for waking up to a fresh start each day! ... Read more
Feeling defeated by the heat
Thursday, July 07, 2011      1 comments

I can't tolerate the cold. Well my feet can't. I simply cannot get them warm. Over the years my husband has lost many a pair of wool socks to me. This winter he brought me home a pair of down comforter booties. They actually were helpful. Le... Read more
I am now in the 270's!
Monday, June 27, 2011      2 comments

I made it to 279! And that was a post breakfast, midday weigh in. So I am hopeful that tomorrow when I weigh myself in the early morning, pre-breakfast I will still be in the 270's. :) I usually weigh in the early morning so I want to che... Read more
Back on track
Thursday, June 23, 2011      2 comments

Getting back on track with a vengeance! We took a break from our life and the Oregon rain and headed to the sun in So. California. 2 week road trip with the younger 6 kids. We had a good visit with dear friends....11 kids in one house b... Read more
OK so my Dr knows best :)
Tuesday, May 03, 2011      3 comments

Less than a week after giving up espresso and starting a very low dose of a "water pill" my blood pressure went from 150/90 to 130/78. I was over the moon this morning when the nurse checked me. I go back in on Friday and am optimistic that i... Read more
What can make me cry? The Dr telling me I have to give up my double espresso
Friday, April 29, 2011      3 comments

Yes.....I admit it. It was the straw that broke the camels back. Sitting in a new Dr's office and her telling me I had to give my Espresso to help lower my blood pressure. And I literally started to cry. That was right about then she offered... Read more
Trying to lose weight while surrounded by negatvity
Sunday, April 10, 2011      3 comments

Today I did not eat emotionally. Today when my bi-polar son whom hadn't been home in days showed up unannounced I did not emotionally eat. When he admitted he was high on something I took a moment to breath deep. When he took a few belongings ... Read more